Macy’s balloons take flight

Final preparations are underway ahead of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

(NBC News) The inflation party is underway on the eve of the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

The holiday tradition will bring more than 3-million people out along the streets of New York Thursday morning, with more than 50 million around the world watching on TV.

They’ll see 16 giant balloons, including Charlie Brown and the debut of the “Trolls” multi-character balloon.

The celebration will also feature 27 smaller “balloonicles”, a thousand clowns, floats and marching bands from across the country.

This year there will also be stepped up security after an online article from ISIS suggested the parade would be an “excellent target.”

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